I am not sure how it got started, but a few years ago I made turkeys from cookies to place at each place setting. My children got involved, and year after year it became a holiday tradition. However, as my kids grew older they did not want to make “typical” turkeys and it became a contest to see who could make the most “unusual” turkey from cookies and candies and frosting. This year was relatively tame, since we were involving a two and a three year old…and we did not have everyone home. But we still made our turkeys from cookies. Jen made a special turkey for Carl with a big bandage on his leg, representing Carls repaired achilles heel and post surgery dressing. (Becca and Carl are celebrating Thanksgiving post Carl’s surgery in Durham, North Carolina.) It was quite true to form. She also made a “Mama” turkey with a new baby for Jen and B.J. who are enjoying Thanksgiving in California with almost two week old Jack.